Regenerative Hypertrophy

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hypertrophy, Regenerative


a mode of regeneration distinctive of the internal organs of animals. The part of an organ left after amputation enlarges as a result of cell division (hyperplasia), and the size of the cells increases (hypertrophy). Hence, the size and function of the organ are restored, but the shape remains distorted.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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